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Governor's Office of Small, Minority & 
Women Business Affairs

invites you to reserve a seat for our upcoming

Technical Training Classroom

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Governor's Coordinating Offices
First Floor Training Room
100 Community Place
Crownsville, Maryland 21032

SmallBiz Conference

Procurement 101

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  

New to state contracting? Start at the beginning. This class is for small businesses that have little or no knowledge of the state procurement process. We'll focus on common procurement terminology, examine how the state contracting arena operates, and provide resources to help you determine if pursuing work in the public sector would be beneficial to your company. Please bring pen and paper to take notes. Guest WiFi is available.  

Who should attend? Small business owners who want to assess the state contracting arena and gain a better understanding of the procurement process.

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MBE Forms

2 - 4 p.m.

How do you fill out your MBE forms as a prime contractor? Maryland is committed to minority inclusion in the state contracting marketplace, and Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) goal requirements are included in most state procurements. Small business owners and certified MBE firms that want to compete as prime contractors must know how to correctly fill out the required MBE forms. Join us for a technical review of these critical forms, and a detailed discussion on the regulations that allow MBE primes to fulfill a portion of the MBE subcontracting goal. Please bring pen and paper to take notes. Guest WiFi is available.

Who should attend? Small business owners who want to perform as prime contractors in the state contracting arena.  

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Event Description


Operation Win In Life CDC and Meridian Management Group, Inc. (“MMG”) is conducting a 5 hour workshop on the subject of “Dollars & Sense” – Financing to Maximize Business Profits & Personal Wealth.  This workshop will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on December 14, 2017 at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum located at 803 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore Maryland. 


There will be two 2 hour sessions, one focusing on The Cost of Alternative Lenders to the Small Business Community and the other focusing on BB&T’s Where Personal Finances Meet Business Finances curriculum.  Both sessions will be designed to increase small and minority entrepreneurs’ knowledge of existing financial planning and financing resources available through BB&T and MMG to enhance their capacity to grow their businesses.


The session on Cost of Alternative Lenders will be designed and conducted by MMG and The Hutt Company.  Both of these minority-owned firms have decades of experience in providing financial and management assistance to underserved businesses in Baltimore and the State of Maryland.  The topics to be discussed include:


  1. Obtaining affordable financing;
  2. Exploring financing options for your business; and
  3. Structuring financing to maximize profits for your business.

The session on Where Personal Finances Meet Business Finances will be conducted by Robin Haynes, Financial Wellbeing Coach with Operation Hope.  It will focus on:

1.       Efficient and effective management of money;

2.       Credit score analysis;

3.       Loan Types;

4.       Profit margins;

5.       Reviewing financial statements.

Open Recruitments

      • Highway Engineering Manager—Executive Service (MDTA)
      • Asset Control and Damage Recovery Specialist (MDTA)
      • ITS and Electrical Engineer (MDTA)
      • Transportation Facility Maintenance Worker III (MDTA)
      • Agency Procurement Specialist II (SHA)

These recruitments are open to anyone, both internal and external people may apply. You can find these our website page at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mdotmd


Keller Professional Services, Inc. is seeking a full-time Office Manager/Executive Assistant to support Operations for a Professional Asset Management Client in Baltimore.

The Firm and its affiliates bring in excess of 100 years of experience in financing and fostering small, minority, women, and veteran owned businesses.  The Firm offers a complete portfolio of financing products and strategic services to advance companies to the next level.

Under the direct supervision of the partners, the Office Manager shall carry out operational and administrative support for the Family of Funds. He/She will also supervise the administrative staff, oversee general office administration, and provide back-up support for the administrative staff.

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Laborers Needed for Construction Clean Up!!!!

Keller Professional Services, Inc. is seeking qualified laborers to join its Construction Clean-up Crew for construction projects throughout Baltimore City. Prior construction experience is helpful but not required.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a resident of Baltimore City
  • Must be available to work 6:30am to 3:00pm with overtime as needed (including Saturdays)
  • Must have the strength and endurance to lift heavy debris (50 pounds)
  • Must have the desire and drive to work
  • Must be able to pass a drug screening (upon application and randomly)
  • Criminal Backgrounds considered on an individual basis
  • Two forms of valid ID (Social Security Card and State photo ID/Birth Certificate/or Green Card)
  • 1 Year's experience as a laborer is needed.

Please complete our on-line application in order to be contacted for an interview.

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